Causation by Hunter Hammersen

Causation

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Knitting
February 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
Written in three sizes and four gauges to fit most anyone (see notes below for more).
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

In July of 2022, I took down all my patterns. A tiny handful are destined to return, most are not.

I’m still releasing new patterns (along with other fun projects). I just want to focus my time and energy on making new things rather than on maintaining a back catalog of hundreds of older patterns. But there are lots of new things planned, and I’m excited to share them with you!

If you want to follow along with what comes next or read a little more about why I made this change (and the nifty things that happened along the way), you can do that here.

And don’t worry, if you had the pattern in your ravelry library before it went away, it will still be there. It’s always a good idea to keep backups on your own computer (websites don’t last forever), but nothing I can do can take anything out of your library (and I wouldn’t even if I could). Taking the patterns down just means no on else can buy them.




Causation noun the act of causing something, the relationship between cause and effect




This is a companion to Correlation (the hat in the picture at the bottom of the page).




Ok, let’s get this out of the way right up front…it’s reversible. It’s reversible, and not just in the ‘looks the same on both sides’ sort of way. It looks totally different (and, if I may say so, totally awesome) on both sides. Even the thumbs are delightful on both sides, they fill me with glee!

For you, who are no doubt more fashionable and more organized than I am, this means you get to decide which side you like best and show that one off. For me? Well for me it means I can yank my mitts out of my coat pocket and shove them on my hands without having to fiddle around and get them facing the right way, no matter how early in the morning it is!

And no, no before you ask it isn’t any harder to work reversible cables than it is to work regular cables. The process is exactly the same! Think about it…all you’re doing for cables is setting some stitches aside for a moment, working some other stitches, and then working the stitches you set aside. That’s really all cables are, working stitches out of order. And that’s true for reversible cables as well. Promise! You can totally do this!




The mitt is written in three sizes (castons of 42, 49, and 56 stitches), and you should feel free to adjust your gauge a bit to fine tune the fit of the mitt. Just be sure that you’re working at a gauge that gives you a fabric you like with your chosen yarn!

I recommend working at something around 5.5, 6, 6.5, or 7 stitches per inch, and I’ve included a table to help you figure out what gauge you’ll want to use for your size. With that range of sizes and gauges, the hat will fit a wrist between 5.75 and 8.5 inches (with lots of points in between).




This is perfect for you if:

  • Some days you just need to call ‘I put my gloves on’ a win, and trying to fiddle with right side and wrong side is just too much to ask
  • You absolutely must know how those cables work

It’s not for you if:

  • You don’t like charts (the pattern uses charts)
  • You hate swatching (you need to swatch to check your needle size)